Veterinary Surgeon Salary in Australia

AU$76,400
per year
per hour
AU$42.80
per hour
per year
Bonus
AU$5,600/year
Bonus
AU$6.50/hour

Veterinary Surgeon - Average Salary

The average salary for a Veterinary Surgeon is AU$76,400 per year (AU$42.80 per hour), which is AU$11,040 (+17%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Veterinary Surgeon can expect an average starting salary of AU$42,000. The highest salaries can exceed AU$145,000.
AU$42,000
Low
AU$76,400
Average
AU$145,000
High
AU$24.20
Low
AU$42.80
Average
AU$78.60
High
Total compensation includes salary and bonus.
AU$0
AU$89,900
AU$179,700
Base SalaryAU$42,000 - 145,000
BonusAU$0 - 34,700
Total CompensationAU$42,000 - 179,700
AU$0
AU$59.40
AU$118.80
Base SalaryAU$24.20 - 78.60
BonusAU$0 - 40.2
Total CompensationAU$24.20 - 118.80

Veterinary Surgeon Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$42,000
Average
AU$76,400
Experienced
AU$97,800
High
AU$145,000
Low
AU$24.20
Average
AU$42.80
Experienced
AU$57.30
High
AU$78.60
Among veterinary surgeons, Entry-Level Vet Surgeons have the lowest salaries, while Experienced Vet Surgeons tend to have the highest salaries.

Veterinary Surgeon - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Experienced Vet SurgeonAU$98K/year
+28% 
Large Animal Vet SurgeonAU$86K/year
+12% 
Entry-Level Vet SurgeonAU$42K/year
 -45%

Veterinary Surgeon - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Veterinary Surgeon with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,000. A mid career Veterinary Surgeon with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$75,400, while an experienced Veterinary Surgeon with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$97,800. Veterinary surgeons with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$116,800 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Veterinary Surgeon

Late Career▲ +53%
Experienced▲ +28%
Average SalaryAU$76,400/year
Mid Career▼ -1%
Entry Level▼ -45%

Gender Breakdown

Female
77%
Male
23%

Veterinary Surgeon - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Veterinary Surgeon jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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